How to remove Mould from Fabric.
I did it!!!!
I did it!!!!
I did it!!!!
Finally…after years of trying…
I removed mould from clothing, 100% naturally, with NO BLEACH and no stripping of colours!!! AND no smell!! Read on to find out how!
What is Mould?
Mould is fungi, or microscopic organisms that can thrive in any moist environment. Mould grows in colonies and starts to form on a damp surface after 24 to 48 hours. It creates mould spores, which are airborne and can land on surfaces close to the original source. Then...they can spread like a wildfire.
Why is it so hard to remove Mould from fabrics?
Mould is so hard to remove from fabric or on clothes because it produces enzymes that breakdown the cellulose or protein of the fabric to compounds which the mould use as food.
What will remove Mould from fabric?
Those nasty little black spots are hard to remove. Really hard. I have literally tried every product under the sun, that made claims it could do the job, and I was always left disappointed. I won't lie. You need bleach. BUT there is a natural bleach that does the job!
What is natural bleach?
There are two types of bleach, oxygen bleach and chlorine bleach. Oxygen bleach is eco-friendly, whereas chlorine bleach is hardcore and can make your eyes burn, then water!!!
Sodium percarbonate a natural bleach and is a source of highly concentrated hydrogen peroxide (an oxygen bleach) – but without the bleaching!
When dissolved in water, it releases hydrogen peroxide and soda ash. It is often used in environment-friendly cleaning products because it breaks down into oxygen, water and natural soda and is less damaging than chlorine bleaches. It has even been argued that sodium percarbonate has environmental advantages due to its release of oxygen into soils and waterways – but that has yet to be proven…
How do I remove Mould from Fabric?
Step 1 - Add boiling water to the sink approx. 2L
Step 2 - Add 2 capfuls of sodium percarbonate…and watch it fizz!!!!!!
Step 3 - Immediately add the item you want to soak.
I have found boiling water straight from the kettle works best.
I also found that when the bubbles died down, so too did the stain removal/bleaching properties. To reactive the bubbles, simply stir, and your Sodium Percarbonate will begin removing stains again. At this point you can also add another capful of sodium percarbonate, and when the water cools, re do steps one to three..
How to kill the invisible mould spours on the fabric?
Once the mould stain has been removed, spray with diluted Clove Bud Oil and leave for 24 hours. It takes 24 hours the kill the spours – which are the dangerous part. You can get Clove bud Oil from me here! And Sodium Percarbonate from me here.
Before and Afters!!!
Here are my before and after photos…and as you can see…NO BLEACHING!!!!
I don’t think I could be any more excited right now!!!
Find out more about removing Mould from Fabric here.